Staff suffer stress on high workload

first_img One Response to Staff suffer stress on high workload Long hours and heavy workloads are making staff less productive andincreasing absence rates, claims research. Half of the 500 employees surveyed have suffered stress over the last 12months, and a quarter of staff have had time off as a result. The research, commissioned by the International Stress ManagementAssociation and Royal & SunAlliance, also reveals that over 40 per cent ofstaff who have suffered stress believe it has lowered their productivity. Too much work is the most common cause of stress, with other catalystsincluding deadline pressure, an unsupportive work environment and problems withmaintaining an acceptable work-life balance. Long hours are also a problem with a quarter of staff working more than fivedays a week and almost a third of these clocking up more than a 48-hour week. The research accuses employers of continuing to disregard the Working TimeDirective, with 54 per cent of people who work more than a five-day week doingso because their employer demands it. Professor Cary Cooper, president of ISMA and stress expert, commented,”Now we are going through an economic downturn, UK plc cannot afford poorproductivity. “Managing people effectively is fundamentally more important thanintroducing new technology.” Can you please tell me the present scenario of stresses on Automobile drivers? Previous Article Next Article Gojen Thangjam 10 Feb 2014 at 9:31 am # Staff suffer stress on high workloadOn 6 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more